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New Delhi: International pop star Rihanna, whose tweet on the ongoing farmers’ agitation in India has caused a stir, posted yet again on Twitter, this time on Myanmar.
The 32-year-old singer shared a Human Rights Watch tweet regarding the situation in Myanmar. This is to be noted that Myanmar’s military had on February 1 pulled off a coup under the cover of darkness and detained Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi and other top leaders.
All this occurred just hours before a new session of Parliament was scheduled to commence.
With Myanmar plunging back into the clutches of military rule after 10-year of freedom, the international community has condemned the move of the military of the Southeast Asian country.
On Tuesday, Rihanna tweeted: “my prayers are with you #myanmar!”
However, her tweet did not go down well with a section of social media users. In fact, one user even raked up killing of Rohingyas.
For the uninitiated, a crackdown by Myanmar’s Army on Rohingya Muslims had sent shockwaves across the global world. The United States and other countries had described the crackdown as genocide. At that time, Suu Kyi, the independence hero’s daughter who had spent around 15 years under house arrest before her release in 2010, was seen defending the atrocities of the military. She was highly criticised by the global community for her stand.
Meanwhile, Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party earlier today claimed that its offices in several regions of the country had been raided. The NLD added that documents, computers and laptops were taken.
In a statement on Facebook, Suu Kyi’s party said the raids began on Tuesday. It further urged authorities to stop “unlawful acts” against the party.